how can you tell the difference?
pretend you and a psychic friend, or a psychic group of people are venturing out to reach a target person, someone you're attempting to help. you pinpoint their location and concentrate very hard on penetrating their veil of privacy, and discover what you feel is their inner entity/mind/body/spirit. there you find memories, emotions, fears/needs etc. but what if what you find is not your target at all. what if the one you find has cloaked themself to appear as your target, in order to 1)protect them 2)harm them 3)harm you.
how can you know the difference?
you meet someone for the first time. they have a casual appearance, nothing out of the ordinary, nothing striking. but there's "something about them" you don't like. it bothers you. you wonder to yourself, try to tap their "intentions", and what you find disturbs you even more.
how do you know that what you "found" was emanating from them at all?
what if it was distortion from a meddling entity, as above?
what methods do you use to decipher the difference, and how accurate is it?
this runs in line with the whole "you attract what you send for" or you recieve what you expect to recieve.
another example, from david's blog:
thank you for your time.halaliel was what the source later referred to as a “trickster” entity, in that it greeted the group that edgar was working with through his readings and gave them prophecies of doom.